ASU's gamble pays off

Updated: September 26, 2011, 3:02 PM ET
By Greg Biggins
Arizona State gambled and won big over the weekend. With national power USC in town, the Sun Devils decided to use this an opportunity to bring in several of their top prospects in for official visits.

This strategy has backfired on teams in the past. Using a big in-season game for a visit weekend can obviously create an electric atmosphere, but can also hurt if the host school ends up getting blown out.

ASU had a dominant win on the field beating the Trojans 43-22 and it created a definite buzz with all the recruits on hand.